Pineapple Coleslaw

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A deliciously fresh and tangy coleslaw is the perfect summer treat. 

How about an innovative take on a classic mayonnaise-based slaw? 

Make your coleslaw more tropical by adding pineapple! 

Do you like coleslaw made with lots of different shredded vegetables and lightly dressed with tangy vinegar and citrus? Or are you a more traditional coleslaw person who loves a basic shredded cabbage dressed with a thicker and creamier dressing?

 

How to make pineapple coleslaw with mayo

 

Pineapple coleslaw combines a traditional slaw recipe with tangy notes of citrus – making this Caribbean coleslaw the best of both worlds!

 

Pineapple Coleslaw

 

 

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In pineapple coleslaw, fruits and vegetables combine to create a delicious dish that you can serve during summer gatherings!

This recipe combines fresh pineapple, mango, shredded cabbage, onion mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and pineapple juice for a tangy, sweet, and savory dressing. 

Dish it up with fresh cilantro to add a zesty flavor!

Pineapple coleslaw is elegant enough for your formal dinners yet still casual and sweet for BBQs! This colorful slaw salad with its savory dressing is the perfect pairing to complement any meal. 

 

Flavor profile

  • sour flavors from both cabbage and mango
  • sweet notes from pineapple and carrots
  • Crunchy tones from red onion and cabbage
  • Mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, brown sugar, and celery salt combine to create a light dressing.

 

Pineapple Coleslaw Pineapple Chunks

 

What do you eat with pineapple coleslaw?

Coleslaw is a sweet and tangy side dish, often served with grilled meat like chicken and pulled pork. Or fish dish dinners – especially fried fish! Coleslaw is always an ideal recipe for your summer BBQs and BBQ sauce – yes! 

 

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You can use it as a topping for hamburgers, hot dogs, and sandwiches. Coleslaw goes well with just about everything, making it difficult to find one specific food to pair it with!

 

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Can you make coleslaw with no mayo?

Do you love coleslaw but avoid it because you’re trying to eat healthier? Many people avoid eating it because of the fat content in the sauce or due to their dietary restrictions. 

Here is a healthy treat for you; you can use protein-packed Greek yogurt (whole milk or 2% low fat) or vegan mayo to make pineapple coleslaw. 

 

Ingredients To Omit To Make Keto-Friendly

 

How do you make coleslaw with no mayo?

Alternatively, a no mayo slaw made with a dressing base of olive oil and white wine vinegar is also an excellent addition as a crunchy, sweet, and tangy side dish.

 

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Do restaurant coleslaws fit into a ketogenic diet?

A ketogenic (keto) diet, also known as a low-carb, high-fat diet, is designed to put your body in an energy state to help reduce cravings for carbs and sugars. 

While this sounds like a fantastic way to lose weight, one question remains: 

Is restaurant coleslaw keto-friendly?

While it’s an excellent meal for people on the keto diet because of its high-fat content, coleslaw dressing can be loaded with hidden sugars and carbs when purchased from restaurants. 

To keep your body in an optimal state while following the keto diet, you can easily avoid these hidden sugars by making coleslaw at home!

 

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Should you wash cabbage before making coleslaw?

Some people say that washing the cabbage will remove any bacteria or dirt clinging to it if it’s not organic. 

Others disagree, saying that by washing the cabbage, we risk removing some of its healthy nutrients like antioxidants and vitamins B6 and C, and folic acid (a nutrient essential for pregnant women). 

While the debate goes on and the answer is up in the air, you may consider if washing and cutting the cabbage before eating or cooking it is best for you.

 

What Do You Eat With Pineapple Coleslaw?

 

Why does coleslaw get watery?

No one likes watery coleslaw. The following three reasons explain why this happens:

  1. Too much dressing or mayonnaise was added to the recipe.
  2. The cabbage was washed and still water-logged when prepared.
  3. There weren’t enough acidic ingredients used in the recipe. 

 

How do you fix watery coleslaw?

How do you keep coleslaw from being watery?

  1. To prevent watery coleslaw, you’ll need a bit of salt since salt is a natural dehydrator.
  2. Start by washing your cabbage and shredding it for coleslaw prep.
  3. Then place the cabbage in a colander.
  4. Toss it with the salt and let it sit for an hour or two (the more time, the better).
  5. Keep tossing it occasionally.
  6. Squeeze the liquid from the shredded cabbage.
  7. The cabbage will appear wilted, but no worries – continue with the recipe and add the coleslaw dressing.
  8. Even dressed coleslaw will stay crisp for hours using this method!

 

How long will homemade coleslaw last in the refrigerator?

It is advisable not to store coleslaw for longer than three to five days in an airtight container. 

It also depends on what type of ingredients are used, how the coleslaw is prepared, and how much of each ingredient is used. 

A vinegar-based coleslaw, for instance, lasts longer in the refrigerator because of its sour taste. On the other hand, a sweeter coleslaw is less likely to last since it contains high sugar levels.

Coleslaw is best eaten fresh or within a few days because it contains vegetables like cabbage and carrots. These are two ingredients that tend to spoil quickly after being cut open and exposed to air.

 

Can coleslaw be kept outside the refrigerator?

Leaving coleslaw out at room temperature (between 40 °F – 140 °F) for more than 2 hours will cause bacteria to multiply. 

In addition, coleslaw ingredients are prone to attracting microbial activity; hence, not refrigerating it increases the risk of a sour to tangy odor.

 

Pineapple Coleslaw Shredded Cabbage

 

Is coleslaw bad for you?

Why is coleslaw so high in calories? Because of its mayo component, coleslaw can be high in calories. 

How many calories are in coleslaw? A serving of coleslaw averages about 150-200 calories, so if you’re trying to watch your weight or eat healthier, you may choose to substitute the mayonnaise ingredient with low-fat Greek yogurt or a vinegar variety (i.e., apple cider vinegar or rice vinegar).

You may also consider omitting the pineapple, mango, mayo, and brown sugar in this Caribbean coleslaw recipe and replacing them with low-sugar fruits like peaches and strawberries and a base like Greek yogurt to make this recipe keto-friendly.

Check out this no-mayo coleslaw recipe HERE!

 

How do you make pineapple coleslaw?

Who has the best coleslaw? You! When you make coleslaw at home!

This recipe is perfect for those hot days when you need something citrusy and flavorful that’s not spicy! Refreshingly light, yet still rich in vitamin A and C from the cabbage.

 

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Pineapple Coleslaw Ingredients

 

Pineapple coleslaw ingredients

  • 4 cups of shredded green cabbage
  • ¾ cup of shredded red cabbage (purple cabbage)
  • 1 cup of shredded carrots 
  • ¾ cup of fresh diced or crushed pineapple (or canned pineapple tidbits) – *Omit this ingredient to make this recipe keto-friendly!
  • 1 cup of thinly sliced mango – *Omit this ingredient to make this recipe keto-friendly!
  • 3 tablespoons of red onion
  • ½ a cup of fresh chopped cilantro
  • fresh chopped cilantro to garnish

Pineapple coleslaw dressing

  • 1 cup of mayonnaise *Replace this ingredient with Greek yogurt to make this recipe keto-friendly!
  • 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons of pineapple juice – *Omit this ingredient to make this recipe keto-friendly!
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar – *Omit this ingredient to make this recipe keto-friendly!
  • ¼ teaspoon of celery salt
  • ½ a lemon juiced

 

Pineapple Coleslaw Shredded Carrot

 

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix the green and red cabbage, carrots, pineapple, mango, red onion, and cilantro.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, pineapple juice, brown sugar, celery salt, and lemon until well blended to form a dressing-type mixture.
  3. Pour the dressing over the dry ingredients/cabbage mixture and mix until all the cabbage is coated and the ingredients well blended.
  4. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour.
  5. Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

The fresh pineapple adds a hint of sweetness while the vinegar balances it out with some tanginess! 

Pro tip: To make this dish even more colorful, delicious, and nutritious, you can also add other vegetables like green onions and fruits like grapes. 

Discover your favorite flavor combination. Try incorporating keto-friendly fruits like peaches and strawberries!

 

How Do You Make Pineapple Coleslaw?

 

Easy pineapple coleslaw

The best part of pineapple coleslaw is that it’s so easy that you could even make it with your toddler! 

Kids love getting involved in food preparation, and this one will be a big hit with them! Let them pick up all those pineapple chunks and other colorful fruits to add to the coleslaw salad.

Then, change up your ingredients for an even more exciting treat: sliced apples, raisins, celery sticks, or apple slices might work nicely too!

 

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Pineapple Coleslaw

 

 

Pineapple Coleslaw

Pineapple Coleslaw

Pineapple coleslaw is perfect Caribbean food for those hot days when you need something citrusy and flavorful that’s not spicy! Refreshingly light, yet still rich in vitamin A and C from the cabbage.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Caribbean
Keyword: cabbage recipe, Caribbean food, coleslaw, keto, pineapple coleslaw, vegetarian
Servings: 8
Calories: 247kcal
Author: Shaunda Necole

Ingredients

Pineapple coleslaw ingredients

  • 4 cups green cabbage shredded
  • ¾ cup red cabbage shredded
  • 1 cup carrots shredded
  • ¾ cup pineapple diced, crushed, or canned pineapple tidbits – *Omit this ingredient to make this recipe keto-friendly!
  • 1 cup mango of thinly sliced - *Omit this ingredient to make this recipe keto-friendly!
  • 3 tablespoons red onion
  • ½ cup cilantro chopped, & some more to garnish

Pineapple coleslaw dressing

  • 1 cup mayonnaise - *Replace this ingredient with Greek yogurt to make this recipe keto-friendly!
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons pineapple juice - *Omit this ingredient to make this recipe keto-friendly!
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar – *Omit this ingredient to make this recipe keto-friendly!
  • ¼ teaspoon celery salt
  • ½ lemon juiced

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, mix the green and red cabbage, carrots, pineapple, mango, red onion, and cilantro.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, pineapple juice, brown sugar, celery salt, and lemon until well blended to form a dressing-type mixture.
  • Pour the dressing over the dry ingredients/cabbage mixture and mix until all the cabbage is coated and the ingredients well blended.
  • Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Video

Notes

Pineapple Coleslaw Recipe & Ingredients
Pineapple coleslaw - the fresh pineapple adds a hint of sweetness while the vinegar balances it out with some tanginess! 
Pro tip: To make this dish even more colorful, delicious, and nutritious, you can also add other vegetables like green onions and fruits like grapes. 

Does pineapple coleslaw fit into a ketogenic diet?

To keep your body in an optimal state while following the keto diet, you can easily avoid hidden sugars by making coleslaw at home!
For this Caribbean slaw recipe, omit the pineapple, mango, mayo, and brown sugar and replace them with low-sugar fruits like peaches and strawberries and a dressing base like Greek yogurt to make this recipe keto-friendly.

Nutrition

Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 279mg | Potassium: 220mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 3120IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Pineapple Coleslaw
Amount per Serving
Calories
247
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
21
g
32
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
13
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
5
g
Cholesterol
 
12
mg
4
%
Sodium
 
279
mg
12
%
Potassium
 
220
mg
6
%
Carbohydrates
 
14
g
5
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
11
g
12
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Vitamin A
 
3120
IU
62
%
Vitamin C
 
38
mg
46
%
Calcium
 
36
mg
4
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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2 Comments

  1. Cyrene
    July 10, 2021 / 3:41 pm

    5 stars
    Great recipe to experience the taste of summer! Yum yum! : )

    • July 10, 2021 / 3:55 pm

      Right! Pineapple coleslaw tastes just like a tropical summer!

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